Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market Clifton Cod. The fish and chip shop was originally established in the 1980’s. This has been highly popular on the estate as there is little competition around.
Our client took over the store in 2014 but is now looking to sell the business due to health issues. Our client runs the business as a traditional fish and chip shop. The chippy offers a great menu with foods such as, pies, burgers, sausage, fish and homemade chicken curry.
The business is currently generating a turnover of around £42,000 with a gross profit of 71%. This is a healthy turnover however we feel this could be increased in many ways. One way to do this would be to increase the menu, by introducing foods such as kebabs and pizza’s there should be an increase in custom and therefore more food orders.
The chippy is currently closed on weekends and closes at 7pm weeknights. The new owner should look at opening later hours to boost sales. Deliveries would also be a great way of generating an extra income.
The business thrives from its location, being in the heart of a housing estate benefits the trade. Our client sees a generous amount of repeat loyal trade.
This is a brilliant opportunity for any purchaser looking for a successful fish and chip shop. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid missing out on this great business.
Clifton Cod is located on a retail parade in Clifton, Swinton, Greater Manchester.
This retail parade serves a large housing estate. On this parade is a convenience store, beauty salon, off licence, bridal shop and dry cleaners. Directly facing the premises are parking spaces for customers, there is also a carpark to the rear of the property.
The business is just a short drive away from the A666 which is a main A-road that runs from Bolton through to Manchester city centre. Manchester is approximately 6.5 miles away which is an easy commute using the great public transport links.
Clifton has a train station which is a short walk away from the business. There are also bus stops located around the estate that have daily routes into the city centre.
The business boasts a great sized premise. There is a terraced area to the front of the property with space for seating.
Inside you are welcomed by the full length service counter. The counter is tiled with a stainless steel top. To the far right is a seating area with a table, this is for awaiting customers. Behind the counter are stainless steel work benches with a Bain Marie and drinks chiller.
6 Pot Bain Marie
Through to the rear is the preparation and kitchen area. There is a separate room for the rumbler. To the back of the property is a yard which has a shed this is used as the potato store.
6 Hob oven
Two chest freezers
The property is well presented and has a sign across the front. There are archways across the front of the retail parade which are fitted with secure bars.
We are advised that new windows and shutters are going to be fitted on the business soon.
We are advised the business is Leasehold.
Original lease length: 3 years
Rent: £3,500 per annum
The business is open-
Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 7pm
The business is run and managed by our client with the help of 2 members of staff.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £42,000 per annum.
With a gross profit of around 71%
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